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PhD in Educational Technology

IET provides a stimulating environment for full-time PhD research study in the areas of technology-enhanced learning, online and distance learning, mobile and game-based learning, learning analytics, learning design, design of learning technologies, and Higher Education policy and practice.

In 2014, the UK's Research Excellence Framework (REF) rated our research environment as 4* - the highest mark possible. OU research in Education ranks second in the UK for the quality and quantity of its research. The Institute manages a suite of labs for technology design, usability testing and study of learning with technology.

You can view the list of IET PhD Theses, testimonials and recent PhD Research projects.

Which doctoral programme?

The PhD is a three-year full-time programme of study, for students who already have a recognised Research Masters qualification in a relevant area.

The EdD (Doctorate in Education) is an innovative programme for professionals in education and related areas who want to extend and deepen their knowledge and understanding of contemporary educational issues.  Study is modular and part-time.

How to apply

You should apply through the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET) where you can find more information on the postgraduate research programme.